2013 Athletic Hall of Fame award
Dec. 7, 2013
CINCINNATI - Tara Boothe-Smith ('06), Michael Davenport ('91), Daniel Froehle ('86), Angela Hinrichs-Fassbender ('04) and Douglas Tegge ('95) were inducted into Xavier's Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday afternoon in the Duff Banquet Center at Cintas Center.
Boothe, Xavier's all-time leading women's basketball scorer with 2,324 points, was the first ever Musketeer to eclipse the 2,000-points, 1,000-rebounds mark and is currently in third place on Xavier's all-time rebounding list with 1,004. Boothe, who had her "33" jersey retired, still holds the XU single-season scoring record with 659 points during the 2004-05 season as well as the Xavier single-season scoring average record with 21.5 ppg in 2005-06. Boothe graduated with the school career records for field goals made (now second at 883), field goals attempted (now second at 1,687), free throws made (490) and free throws attempted (661).
The Fort Thomas, Ky., native who was a local prep star at Highlands High School, led Xavier to an 80-42 overall record and a 43-21 mark in Atlantic 10 play during her four-year tenure as a Musketeer. She helped lead her team to national post season play four-consecutive years, including an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2002-03 and three-straight WNIT runs 2003-06. Boothe, a two-time Atlantic 10 scoring champion (2004-05 at 20.6 ppg. and 2005-06 at 21.5 ppg.), was named to the A-10 All-Conference First Team and All-Academic in each of her final three seasons and was named the A-10 Rookie of the Year as a freshman in 2003 in addition to earning A-10 Third Team honors. She was honored by the Associated Press as an Honorable Mention All-American and was named to the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Watch list in 2005-06.
A four-year starter, Davenport helped Xavier average over 24 wins per season during his career as a Musketeer. XU compiled a 97-31 (.758) record during Davenport's four seasons, including four NCAA Tournament bids and XU's first-ever berth in the NCAA "Sweet 16" his junior year. XU recorded two of its best season records ever during Davenport's junior year (28-5 in 1989-90) and freshman year (26-4 in 1987-88). Davenport, a member of the Xavier 1,000-Point Club who scored 1,172 career points, was a solid defender and explosive offensive player, particularly from three-point range. His senior year he was the team's leading scorer before he went down to an injury at Saint Louis, but still finished second on the team and seventh in the MCC with an average of 14.1 ppg. He also ranked third in the MCC in three-point field goals made per game (2.1) and fifth in the MCC in three-point percentage (.413). He graduated with the school record for most career three-pointers of 151, although that record has since been broken. He connected for four three-pointers in a game on nine different occasions as a senior, including the MCC Championship game where he scored 19 points. He was selected to the 1991 and 1988 All-MCC Tourney Teams.
Froehle, a two-time All-MCC selection, has the third highest batting average ever during a career in Xavier history with a .376 (227-603) mark from 1982-86. Froehle ranks third all-time for career homers (38) and first all-time in triples (18). He is number three on the list of most runs scored in a career with 181, fifth in RBIs with 168, seventh on the career hits list with 227, seventh on the walks list with 119 and seventh in career stolen bases with 58. Froehle is number one on the all-time list of highest batting average for a single-season at .456, going 63-of-138 the 1983 as a sophomore. That same year he ranked 11th in the nation and was the top sophomore in batting average and pounded out an .870 slugging percentage.
Hinrichs, a former standout athlete at Cincinnati's McAuley High School, was the first Xavier women's swimmer to win an Atlantic 10 Championship, she earned plenty of accolades during her four-year career, including First Team All-Conference in the 100 free and Second Team All-Conference in the 200 free in 2001-02. Her efforts played a significant role in the women's team climb within the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Hinrichs broke the Xavier record in the 100 free with a time of 51.47 in 2002, a record that is still standing. She ranks second all-time for XU in the 50 free (23.93 in 2004), third in the 200 free (1:53.28, 2002) and sixth in the 200 IM (2:09.29, 2002). She was very successful during her career at the Atlantic 10 Championships, including a gold medal in 2002 for the 100 free and a silver medal in 2002 for the 200 free. In 2004 she returned to the medal stand with a bronze medal in the 100 free. Hinrichs, a two-time selection as Xavier Swim Team MVP, was a nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award and earned Xavier's highest honor for a senior student-athlete, the Paul L. O'Connor Award.
A former men's soccer player, Tegge led Xavier men's soccer to a higher level during his four seasons. In his freshman year, Tegge finished second on the team in points and scoring with 15 points and six goals. He was also named MVP of the Diadora Classic at University of Cincinnati. As a sophomore, Tegge helped XU reach the top of the MCC standings, pulling a worst to first turnaround. He steadily improved each season at XU and set numerous records along the way, establishing five school records; most career goals (51), career assists (27), career points (129), points in a season (53) and goals in a season (22). His career assist record was eclipsed in 2000.
During his senior season, Tegge ranked among the nation's leaders in scoring with 53 points. Tegge also collected an array of awards while at XU, including MCC Player-of-the-Year and a spot on the All-MCC First Team. Tegge also received All-MCC honors in `93 (Second Team) and `94 (First Team). Upon completing his career at XU, Tegge was selected by the Dayton Dynamo with the third pick in the National Professional Soccer League Draft. The Dayton Dynamo became the Cincinnati Silverbacks.
The event, which began at 11 a.m., was attended by fellow Hall-of-Famers, family and friends of the inductees and university administrators. The ceremony was held prior to the Xavier men's basketball matchup with the Falcons of Bowling Green.